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Public Relations Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications and experience
• University Degree in mass communication/public relations
• Minimum 2 years of experience
• Knowledge and ability to write and communicate in English (a must), Alur and/or Luo (an added advantage)
• Ability to communicate both verbally and written with all levels of staff and management.
• Ability to live in and adapt to a remote environment.
• Excellent organizational, scheduling and planning skills
• Self-confident and sociable — ability to network effectively.
• Proven experience in dealing with and writing for the media including an interest in current news coverage.
• Proven experience in researching, writing and managing the production of publications.
• Well-developed computer skills, including proven ability to maintain/update websites, and a demonstrated understanding of the internet, social media, multi-media tools and desktop publishing.
• An understanding of the activities in the oil and gas sector, Government, and civil society
• Ability to prioritize and think creatively.
• Possess good problem-solving skills.
• Microsoft Office proficiency required, including Excel, Word, Photoshop, and PowerPoint.

Responsibilities

• To execute public relations strategies of the company in Block-I to ensure the good image of the affiliate and the Group.
• To organise and supervise the official visits in the operated areas.
• To contribute to establishment and maintenance of a media network in the districts of the operated areas under the supervision of the external communication coordinator.
• To contribute to establishment and maintenance of a network of local stakeholders in relation with the community liaison officers.
• To liaise with and answer enquiries from stakeholders such as media, community members and leaders under the supervision of the Corporate Affairs Manager.
• To implement an integrated strategic communication plan to advance the companies relationship with key stakeholders in the Albertine-Graben region.
• To liaise with cross functional teams.
• To promote and increase the visibility of company activities, policies, and initiatives in the region.
• To foster community relations through events such as, meetings, open days and through involvement in community initiatives, in relation with the community liaison officers, tourism liaison officers.
• To develop and maintain a database of media contacts and manage media engagements in the regions.
• To Develop and design key messages to effectively impact the targeted stakeholders (interpretation, illustrations, choice of medium, leaflets and videos and others).
• To distribute press releases to targeted audiences. Assigned other duties that may arise.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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